Chose you this day

"...Choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15

God is still speaking this to us today. Who will you choose to serve, follow wherever he leads, love with all your heart, and obey above your own will? 

Growing up, I remember I always had a hard time with that. I was always afraid of what God would ask me to do. As an introvert, that can be terrifying. Thinking about it today, I realized things are different now. God does ask me to do things I feel uncomfortable doing. The Holy Spirit does challenge and convict me on a daily basis, but it's different now. I'm not sure how to explain it, but it's not all about those things anymore. 

God means so much to me that there is nothing I would choose above him. I've grow so dependent on his voice and his presence that I don't think I could breath without knowing he is always there. I know what a life of obedience that is pleasing to God should look like. I know how I need to live. I still struggle to live that way day by day. I still mess it up most of the time. I think the difference now is that I've made that choice and I'll never turn back.

The answer is not finding the courage to surrender your will, but rather fixing your eyes on Jesus. Keep looking to him, keep seeking truth and worshiping him. Everything else will fall into place.

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